Finsbury Health Centre Preservation Trust grew out of the Campaign to Save Finsbury Health Centre, set up in 2008 to safeguard the building’s future when the local PCT proposed to sell it off and move NHS services to another part of Islington. The campaign gathered over 2000 supporters, including local residents, experts on health architecture and conservation, and healthcare workers who understood both the international importance of the building’s architecture and the local importance of health services it contains. With the help of an exhaustive scrutiny review by Islington Council’s Health and Wellbeing Review Committee 2009-10, the sale was ultimately fended off. The NHS services our community very much values remain in the building.

Despite the fact that some money has since been spent by the NHS on emergency repairs and some services have been moved around to make them more accessible, much work remains to be done to fully restore and modernise the building. Finsbury Health Centre Preservation Trust has been set up to raise the funds required and to see this work through.

Berthold Lubetkin, working closely with Alderman Harold Reily and Dr Chuni Lal Katial and other Finsbury Borough Councillors in the 1930s, designed a building fit for multiple purposes, which would be flexible to change with the healthcare needs of the local community. Despite the current upheaval within the NHS, FHCPT is determined to realise that vision for the benefit of current and
future generations.

Donations can be made to:
Finsbury Health Centre Preservation Trust, c/o 19 Charles Rowan House, London WC1X 0EH
Sort code: 089299 Acct No: 65603468
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